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Insights on Canberra’s Land Rent Bill

Gavin Putland The ACT’s Land Rent Act, with promised savings of 79% compared to the standard mortgage-based system of home ownership, took effect on July 1. This is an innovative housing affordability policy. Here’s what I wrote about it a week before it...

An Independent A.C.T Taxation Policy

This article was presented at a late 1980’s meeting prior to ACT self government and published in the Canberra Times. Terry Dwyer ACT finances will come from three sources – taxes, grants and borrowings. I do not propose to say much about borrowings...

Canberra’s Leasehold Land System

by Leo Foley The primary source for this paper is “Canberra in Crisis” by Frank Brennan, 1971 The Road to Leasehold – the origins of the Canberra leasehold system.. Canberra is the offspring of politics and a social ideal. The politics were those of Federation...